high priestess


Definition of high priestess

: a chief priestess

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Recent Examples on the Web With spirits and the divine on board, goop finally has the missing ingredients to cement lifestyle as the new religion with Paltrow as high priestess. Jennifer Gunter, STAT, "Goop’s pseudoscience ministry comes to Netflix," 17 Jan. 2020 Others believed one of the women was a high priestess. National Geographic, "https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/magazine/2016/05-06/viking-oseberg-ship.html," 30 Dec. 2019 And there also fine performances by bass Mikhail Svetlov as the Egyptian king; baritone Nelson Martinez as Aida’s father, Amonasro; soprano Tasha Koontz as the high priestess soloist; and tenor Bernardo Bermudez as the messenger. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Power-voiced princesses highlight San Diego Opera’s season-opening ‘Aida’," 20 Oct. 2019 Or that the oldest songwriter known by name is Enheduanna, a high priestess of Ur in Sumeria? Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "A celebration of the outsiders and outcasts who have made music great," 16 Oct. 2019 In addition to Ari, original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel — AKA the high priestesses of Broadway who played the characters until 2004 — will be reprising their leading roles as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Set to Star in NBC's 15th-Anniversary Concert Special of "Wicked"," 27 Sep. 2018 After months of back-channel talks between Kim Kardashian and Jared Kushner, the high priestess of reality television is coming to the White House. Emily Jane Fox, The Hive, "Keeping Up with the Kushners: With Jared Back on Top, Kim Kardashian Heads to the White House," 30 May 2018 Organized by the Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the traveling exhibition surveys Kusama's 66-year career as an exceptional and eccentric high priestess of painting, sculpture, performance and installation art. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Kusama 'Infinity Mirrors' show in Toronto offers preview of what's coming to Cleveland (photos)," 6 May 2018 Ever since its 1831 premiere, sopranos have lined up to have a go at Bellini’s Druid high priestess to test their vocal mettle, because to successfully meet all of Norma’s challenges is to claim absolute vocal mastery. Eric Skelly, Houston Chronicle, "Review: HGO’s ‘Norma’ is grand, but lead can’t ‘Let It Go’," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of high priestess

1645, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jan 2020

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“High priestess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20priestess. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of high priestess

informal : a woman who is a leader in a particular profession, subject, etc.
: an important priestess in some religions

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